'Merlin' Canceled: BBC One Series To End After Season 5

11/26/2012 08:38 am ET

"Merlin" has been canceled after five seasons.

The BBC One series, which aired on Syfy in the US, consistently averaged six million viewers during its Saturday night timeslot.

“This is the series where the storylines truly reach their apex," co-creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy explained of the hit show's ending. "We always felt the story of the legend was best told across five series, leading to a spectacular finale that draws on the best known elements of this much-loved story and brings to a conclusion the battle for Camelot."

Starring Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head and more, the fantasy show centered on Camelot and King Arthur's Court.

"Merlin's" ending isn't the only shakeup amongst UK import TV. According to The Daily Mail, Dan Stevens won't be returning to "Downton Abbey" for the show's fourth season.

"Dan Stevens isn't returning to the series," an insider said. "He will probably do the first episode of the fourth series, but that will be it."

How do you feel about "Merlin" ending after Season 5? Do you think it's time?

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